Check out the news here and see our graphic at the bottom of this article for an overview of our acquisition history.
We’re proud of our acquisition history and growth. Take a look at all we’ve accomplished!
2000: Jens Rugseth founded Ememess AS, a content warehouse with mobile services.
2001: Zapdance AS founded focused on services such as SMS quiz and SMS chat in the UK.
2003: Major deal with the Norwegian operator Chess. Decided to focus more on the Nordic market. More focus on entertainment services such as ringtones and logos.
2004: Zapdance AS and Ememess AS merger.
2004-2007: Focused on selling in-house content and in-house services through partners. Business in Norway was increasing and business outside Norway was decreasing.
Have you seen our interview with Jens Rugseth celebrating 20 years of LINK Mobility?
2007: Left the content business to become a B2C company. Acquired LINK Messaging AB (previously Telenor LINK AB) and changed the name to LINK Mobility.
2007-2010: LINK Mobility AS: More of a technical provider, helping customers enhance sales using mobile phones. LINK Mobility AB: Continued its business, but with a broader product portfolio.
2011: Expanded into payment services and SMS with the acquisitions of Aspiro Mobile Solution AS, Aspiro Mobile Solutions AB, and Aspiro Mobile Solutions SIA.
A group structure was created with LINK Mobility Group Holding ASA as the parent company owning all the shares in LINK Mobility AS, LINK Mobility AB and LINK Mobility SIA.
2014: Acquired InTouch from Eniro Norway AS in March, which served individual, business, and financial information.
The Group acquired PSWinCom AS in December, a supplier of mobile solutions for messaging and payment, which was later merged with LINK Mobility AS in 2015.
2015: LINK continues acquisitions across the Nordics
2016: LINK expands beyond the Nordics
2017: Growth across Europe
2018: Further acquisitions throughout Europe and delisting
2019: Large acquisitions, particularly in France
2020: LINK was relisted on the Oslo Stock Exchange in October with Abry Partners remaining a major shareholder.
In November, LINK announced its largest acquisition to date with WebSMS, a market leader in Austria with business in Germany and Switzerland as well.
2021: In February, LINK announced the acquisition of Dutch CPaaS enabler Tismi, a provider of telecommunication services and products with a licensed operator status in 8 European countries.
In mid-April, LINK acquired Denmark’s MarketingPlatform, which has an omnichannel marketing platform with an integrated customer data platform (CDP) giving customers a unified profile view.
In late April, LINK acquired approximately 81% of AMM S.p.A listed on the AIM list of the Italian Stock Exchange, making LINK the leading CPaaS provider in Italy. AMM operates within mobile marketing and web advertising.
In May, LINK signed an exclusive term sheet to acquire Soprano Design, a global CPaaS player headquartered in Australia. This means LINK has truly become global with a footprint in Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, and the US.
What does CPaaS mean? A quick reminder here.
We have a long acquisition history, and we’re excited for what our future holds. Continue to follow us on our journey!
LINK Mobility Acquisitions